Friday, June 15, 2012

Fujoshi loves- this is boy's love...

There was a period when it wasn't about manga, anime or boy's love. I haven't changed much (I hope) This is from the 1st year I was in Milano. Still a bit naive. Prior to that I lived all my in life in Singapore. I had only understood things from that perspective. As you it's know it's a small place, plus I lived in a protected environment. Everything nasty was filtered out.

I was talking to a housemate of mine then (the mad one) (there is a whole long story of why he is called the mad but let's not go into that) when the story of how he did it with his cousin (a boy) when he was 12. How we arrived at that topic I can't remember. It was summer at a camping trip, it was dark and they both didn't want to talk about it the day after. I was surprised but not completely. He shook his head and said it was a "mess". My housemate is not gay, I knew that for sure because of the constant stream of girlfriends.

At that point, I had been in Milano less than a year. I didn't know what the culture was like. I had the idea that it was poles apart from Singapore. But just how much different, that was a mystery. I had no other reference, so naturally I thought EVERY boy must have gone thru that! WOW Italians are so liberal I thought. I was naive. 

They are different from Singaporeans in some ways but not completely. It was then I was sitting at the kitchen probably eating, I started chatting with my housemate's boyfriend. He was around 26 tall bespectacled (megane kun) milanese. Not my favourite person in the world. Boring guy. A real ji ji ~ old man. Busy crossing Ts and doing everything properly. Mr know it all. But still he was friendly enough. 

My housemate was in the shower. I don't know how I approached the subject. My philosophy is if you want to find out something, just ask. If the other party is embarrassed, he won't say anything. So I asked if he had ever tried it with a guy. And he said yes. I went: what? really?! Really unexpected. He wasn't ashamed of it or anything. He said it was part of the growing process. It was also around 12 or 13, & it was with a friend. And no he is definitely not gay. He didn't consider it as sex. I think that was pretty amazing don't you think. If mr nerdy can do it, then I think it's more common than you think. I respect the Italian's attitude towards sex. It's so organic. I'm sure this is only 1 version & more version out there.

I think it is a privilege of an older person to be able to ask absurd questions and get replies... XD

check out my previous posts: Summer updates, Summer update 2

Summer update 2

Summer 2012 update - new pieces for the wardrobe 2

This dress is another dress I made. A retro look based on the 50's housewife look XDD. Very comfortable & great for a hot weather. I love the retro look & used to do many outfits in this style. This cutting is a loose cut & tie at the waist. Lately I've been on some Japanese online shop. Obviously too expensive & unaffordable. Also the form/ cutting & asthetics is completely different from the italian ones; ie the have loose cutting & easy going cut, great for everyday wear. I will be making more pieces like that some looking very street & some very feminine.

there is side slit, although it's not very clear here.

Summer update

Summer 2012 update - new pieces for the wardrobe

This a halter neck dress made with linen. I was inspired by the men's kimono as depicted in the manga. Mind you not the real kimono, the 2D version worn by my favourite BL characters. While the female version is very formal & difficult on the body as binds the wearer up, the guy version on manga is a whole lot sexier. I've taken all the nice elements & made it into a very wearable dress. I normally wear this with a long sleeved t shirt underneath.